Hospice Garden For CGM
It’s not every day that we are given the opportunity to design a garden that will impact the lives of many people going through difficult times. And so when Tim and Marcus Glover of CGM asked My Garden Design to reimagine a hospice garden for a Norfolk based Tapping House, we were delighted to get involved.
CGM Ltd is a Norfolk based organisation offering a range of horticultural services to a wide customer base.
From grounds maintenance to landscape construction, arboricultural services and winter snow clearance, there is barely a community in East Anglia who have not benefitted from their skills.
This company has a long association with Tapping House Hospice and regularly organise fundraisers to support the organisation.
The Hospice Garden Brief
The hospice garden to be developed was woefully lacking in anything but grass. Difficult to access with a wheelchair and with no points of interest. The space was rarely used and certainly of little benefit to residents, visitors and staff.
Our garden design brief was to create a peaceful haven with places for quiet contemplation. Choice of materials would be key to the success of this garden. Paths needed to be wheelchair friendly and the garden as a whole must offer sensory experiences to everyone who uses it.
On the wish list, were a walk through pergola, raised beds and an informal layout with gently curves. The client also requested intimate seating areas, tastefully screened by ornamental planting.
The Hospice Garden Design
Our garden designers have created a layout plan that transforms the entire space from a grass field to a soothing sensory garden. Wide paths lead visitors on a journey around the garden, passing through generously sized rest areas that are hugged by sensory planting.
Paths are to be created using self binding gravel. A relatively low cost surface that is quick to install and ideal for wheelchairs and hospital beds.